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#80810 - 10/04/13 10:54 AM Walking this 20th April 2013
Calluna Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 248
Loc: Wirral
Travelling up to Melrose on Friday the 19th April and commence walk the next day. Going with a small group of walking friends, so taking it leisurely to allow for all abilities in the group. Really looking forward to this, first proper holiday for me in ages smile
Looking at the mid range forecast, it may be sunny with a bit of rain - but at least the snow should have melted!
Will also be my first trip to this part of the country (apart for small strip of Northumberland coast. Anyone else on this forum done this walk?

Heather

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#80837 - 10/04/13 06:17 PM Re: Walking this 20th April 2013 [Re: Calluna]
sjwato Offline
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Registered: 11/11/99
Posts: 24
Loc: Bridlington, East Yorkshire
I hope to be walking it in mid-May - nothing booked yet.

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#405649 - 04/07/13 05:01 PM Re: Walking this 20th April 2013 [Re: Calluna]
Mardon Offline
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Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 37
Loc: Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
Am thinking about doing St Cuthberts Way in 2014. Need some information. I live on the Canadian Prairies, so 90%of my walking is on mostly flat terrain. How much of the St Cuthberts Way is hilly.

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#406232 - 23/01/14 09:51 PM Re: Walking this 20th April 2013 [Re: Mardon]
Geo Offline
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Registered: 19/09/05
Posts: 398
Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
Originally Posted By: Mardon
Am thinking about doing St Cuthberts Way in 2014. Need some information. I live on the Canadian Prairies, so 90%of my walking is on mostly flat terrain. How much of the St Cuthberts Way is hilly.

Hi Mardon,
Have only done a small section of St. Cuthbert's Way (as part of a Le to JoG walk) and that was pretty flat from memory so not much help there. But, when you near Ancrum Moor past Harestanes, do keep an eye out for the grave of the maiden Lilliard who fought and died against the English at Ancrum Moor in 1545. The battle was a decisive win for the Scots with the English suffering 800 killed and 1000 taken prisoner. The stone lies alone in a field to the left of the old Roman Road, Dere Street that used to link York with the Firth of Forth. I found the inscription interesting/amusing. (Stane = stone loons = boys)

"Fair maiden Lilliard lies under this stane,
Little was her stature, but great was her fame,
Upon the English loons she laid many thumps,
And when her legs were cuttit off she fought upon her stumps."

One of the delights of UK walking is the history you tread!

Cheers,
George
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#406233 - 26/01/14 01:30 PM Re: Walking this 20th April 2013 [Re: Geo]
Mardon Offline
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Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 37
Loc: Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
THANK YOU

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